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Aerotech has introduced the Cartesius line of Cartesian T-style positioning robots based on its Pro series medium-precision linear positioning stages.

Cartesius is a configurable positioning system with a single-axis base and an open payload work area that suits many automation applications including pick-and-place, assembly, automated test, and dispensing stations.

Available in a choice of XY, XZ and XYZ configurations with travel up to 1.5 x 0.5 x 0.3m and three-axis load up to 25kg; the range includes full chain cable management with motor and encoder connectors fitted for trouble-free integration into the customer’s application.

The range covers numerous options for travel, load, and speed performance up to 1.4m/s, with almost 30 individual linear stages available in standard and heavy duty versions that combine in left-hand and right-hand mounted Cartesius systems.

Aerotech also offers customised systems that may include additional Z and rotary axes, adapter plates and customer pneumatics routing, or complete turnkey systems supplied with support structures and motion controls with built-in teach mode and application-specific software functions.

Cartesius is based upon Aerotech’s Pro115, Pro165, and Pro225 Producer series stages, which feature hard cover/side-seal system protection and high-load capacity linear motion guide bearings with servomotor-driven precision ballscrews for speeds to 1.4m/s and positioning repeatability to within +/-1 micron.

These features provide the basis for manufacturing applications such as laser machining, automated welding and high-speed pick and place where high throughput, long life and minimal maintenance are vital.

The Pro115 and Pro165 stages have nominal widths of 115mm and 165mm and are mainly used for medium-load, standard duty Cartesius applications.

The wider Pro225 with its larger bearing cross-section and 225mm supporting width is used to provide the additional load capacity for heavy duty use, and all stages have a choice of 5mm or 20mm pitch ballscrews to suit medium and high-speed positioning.

The Pro series features modular interfacing with mounting holes in the base accessible from the outside of the stage for straightforward integration and assembly in multi-axis systems.

Individual axis travel ranges are from 50mm to 1500mm.

Tabletop hole patterns also allow direct attachment of Aerotech’s ADRS and ACS-LP series low-profile, direct-drive rotary stages.

For applications where higher levels of precision and load-carrying capability are required, Aerotech also supply a range of gantry-style positioning systems with fully supported parallel lower axes.

Several ranges are available with a choice of linear motion guide and air bearing technologies, and with brushless direct-drive linear motors and high-accuracy linear encoders for sub-micron positioning applications in 24/7 high-throughput manufacturing.


Aerotech — manufacturer of high-precision motion control components and systems

Aerotech — manufacturer of high-precision motion control components and systems

Aerotech manufactures the highest-performance motion control components and systems for our customers in industry, government, science and research institutions around the world. Our products include automated nanopositioners; planar and rotary air-bearing stages; high-speed gantries; mechanical-bearing linear, rotary and lift stages; brushless linear and rotary servomotors and drives; standalone and software-based motion controllers; goniometers; and gimbals/optical mounts. Custom, vacuum-prepped and cleanroom-ready positioning systems and components are available. Aerotech’s precision motion control products provide the critical performance for demanding applications in markets including medical devices and life sciences, semiconductors and flat panels, photonics, automotive, data storage, laser processing, military and aerospace, electronic manufacturing and test, assembly, research and development and others requiring high-precision, high-throughput motion solutions.

Motion controls, drives and motors

From our award-winning Automation 3200 32-axis machine controller to our Soloist series single-axis and Ensemble series multi-axis standalone motion controllers, Aerotech provides a controller solution to fit almost any need. Aerotech complements our controllers with our large selection of high-performance brushless linear and rotary servomotors and PWM and linear drives.

Linear and rotary stages, nanopositioners and gantries

Aerotech positioning stages range from economical ballscrew and gear-driven linear and rotary stages to the highest-performance direct-drive linear and rotary stages available, linear-motor-based Cartesian gantry systems, single- and multi-axis air-bearing systems and our complete range of ANT series long-travel nanopositioners.

Custom, vacuum and cleanroom-ready motion systems

If you don’t find a standard product suitable for your application, our expertise and ability to provide custom motion components and systems is unmatched. Our custom manufacturing capability is further augmented by our long history of providing systems for vacuum and cleanroom operation.

Since 1970, Aerotech has been committed to supporting our customers worldwide. We maintain a growing number of direct field sales and engineering offices throughout the US, as well as representatives across the globe. We also operate full sales and service facilities in the UK, Germany, Japan, Taiwan and China.

We’d be happy to assist you with your motion control application. Please use the contact information below to enquire about our services.

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